Guatemala Refugee Statistics 1972-2021

Refugees are people who are recognized as refugees under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees or its 1967 Protocol, the 1969 Organization of African Unity Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, people recognized as refugees in accordance with the UNHCR statute, people granted refugee-like humanitarian status, and people provided temporary protection. Asylum seekers--people who have applied for asylum or refugee status and who have not yet received a decision or who are registered as asylum seekers--are excluded. Palestinian refugees are people (and their descendants) whose residence was Palestine between June 1946 and May 1948 and who lost their homes and means of livelihood as a result of the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict. Country of asylum is the country where an asylum claim was filed and granted.
  • Guatemala refugee statistics for 2020 was 462.00, a 13.24% increase from 2019.
  • Guatemala refugee statistics for 2019 was 408.00, a 7.37% increase from 2018.
  • Guatemala refugee statistics for 2018 was 380.00, a 5.56% increase from 2017.
  • Guatemala refugee statistics for 2017 was 360.00, a 22.03% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Refugees Granted Asylum
Turkey 3,652,362.00
Jordan 3,009,517.00
Lebanon 1,349,955.00
Iran 800,025.00
China 303,410.00
Iraq 270,392.00
Malaysia 129,924.00
Armenia 107,930.00
Ecuador 104,652.00
Algeria 97,671.00
Thailand 96,214.00
South Africa 76,754.00
Venezuela 68,119.00
Brazil 59,147.00
Mexico 45,469.00
Serbia 26,130.00
Bulgaria 21,168.00
Russia 20,325.00
Costa Rica 9,648.00
Bosnia 5,257.00
Peru 4,327.00
Libya 4,184.00
Romania 3,631.00
Namibia 3,588.00
Belarus 2,915.00
Paraguay 1,701.00
Azerbaijan 1,582.00
Nauru 1,084.00
Colombia 997.00
Botswana 637.00
Gabon 482.00
Guatemala 462.00
Kazakhstan 445.00
North Macedonia 314.00
Cuba 232.00
Montenegro 176.00
Dominican Republic 172.00
Albania 115.00
Guyana 33.00
Jamaica 32.00
Belize 29.00
Suriname 24.00
Turkmenistan 20.00
Mauritius 20.00
Fiji 14.00
Grenada 5.00
Guatemala Refugee Statistics - Historical Data
Year Refugees Granted Asylum Annual % Change
2020 462.00 13.24%
2019 408.00 7.37%
2018 380.00 5.56%
2017 360.00 22.03%
2016 295.00 32.88%
2015 222.00 38.75%
2014 160.00 3.90%
2013 154.00 -1.91%
2012 157.00 6.08%
2011 148.00 8.03%
2010 137.00 7.87%
2009 127.00 0.00%
2008 127.00 -66.31%
2007 377.00 -0.53%
2006 379.00 -2.32%
2005 388.00 -40.76%
2004 655.00 -8.26%
2003 714.00 -2.46%
2002 732.00 1.10%
2001 724.00 0.56%
2000 720.00 -1.50%
1999 731.00 -10.20%
1998 814.00 -45.77%
1997 1,501.00 -3.78%
1996 1,560.00 4.21%
1995 1,497.00 -67.96%
1994 4,672.00 -0.36%
1993 4,689.00 -97.90%
1992 222,929.00 -0.14%
1991 223,236.00 -0.06%
1990 223,377.00 0.12%
1989 223,100.00 0.00%
1988 223,100.00 1759.17%
1987 12,000.00 0.00%
1986 12,000.00 0.00%
1985 12,000.00 -82.86%
1984 70,000.00 0.00%
1983 70,000.00 0.00%
1982 70,000.00 -30.00%
1981 100,000.00 2321.31%
1980 4,130.00 2481.25%
1972 160.00 2481.25%